Wisdom Points

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A Power Point Presentation on the profound and most insightful quotes from the great Thai Meditation Teacher, Achan Chah. Compiled by Bro. Oh Teik Bin, Lower Perak Buddhist Association, Teluk Intan, Malaysia. For Dhamma Reflection to help us grow in Wisdom.

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Wisdom Points

  1. 1. Points of Wisdom from Ajahn Chah
  2. 2. You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can't solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.
  3. 3. These days people don't search for the Truth. People study simply in order to find knowledge necessary to make a living, raise families and look after themselves, that's all. To them, being smart is more important than being wise!
  4. 4. If you listen to the Dhamma teachings but don't practice you're like a ladle in a soup pot. The ladle is in the soup pot every day, but it doesn't know the taste of the soup. You must reflect and meditate.
  5. 5. Only one book is worth reading: the heart.
  6. 6. When one does not understand death, life can be very confusing.
  7. 7. If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace.
  8. 8. We practice to learn how to let go, not how to increase our holding on to things. Enlightenment appears when you stop wanting anything.
  9. 9. How does the Dhamma teach the proper way of life? It shows us how to live. It has many ways of showing it - on roots or trees or just in front of you. It is a teaching but not in words. So still the mind, the heart, and learn to watch. You'll find the whole dhamma revealing itself here and now. At what other time and place are you going to look?
  10. 10. If you have time to be mindful, you have time to meditate.
  11. 11. Remember you don't meditate to "get" anything, but to get "rid" of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you "want" anything, you won't find it.
  12. 12. The End With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin Why are we born? We are born so that we will not have to be born again. Ajahn Chah

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